Walgreens is set to begin selling CBD topical products in about 1,500 stores in 10 states, according to a CNBC report. The news comes on the heels of its competitor CVS announcing last week it would begin selling similar products in its stores throughout eight states.
“This product offering is in line with our efforts to provide a wider range of accessible health and wellbeing products and services to best meet the needs and preferences of our customers.” – Walgreens spokesperson Brian Faith, in an email to CNBC
Walgreens will roll out the products in Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina, and Vermont. The company did not specify which brands it would carry.
Walgreens tied the decision neither to the announcement by its rival nor last year’s passage of the federal farm bill.
CVS is planning to carry CBD products in Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and Tennessee.
Faith indicated the decision by the company was made following “a thorough review and analysis” of the market and available products; although, he did not offer any exact dates on when the products would be available and whether they would be available via the company’s online store.
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